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Perspective for Artists (Dover Art Instruction & Reference Books)

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Publisher Comments:

"A truly admirable book."—Bookman's Journal and Print Collector

"As a book of reference to the practicing artists who wants to solve some particular difficulty, the book could hardly be bettered."—Field

Rex Vicat Cole makes learning about perspective an enjoyable and fascinating pursuit in this clearly written and profusely illustrated book. Over 390 diagrams illustrate every aspect of the text, and more than 80 illustrations reproduce drawings and paintings—by old masters and by the author—that indicate how perspective is utilized in practice. The book is so well illustrated that many perspective problems can be answered without reference to the text at all.

The text itself clarifies the theory of perspective and offers numerous practice exercises. Among the topics covered are the principle of perspective in theory, the rules of perspective and their application, depths, the use of plans in sketching foreshortened surfaces, inclined planes, the circle, arches, how to draw curves by straight lines, perspective of the sky and sea, perspective of shadows, and more. Two additional sections cover perspective in the history of art and mechanical perspective.

A noted landscape painter and art instructor, Mr. Cole combines common sense with an understanding of Nature's laws to make perspective a subject that every artist can approach with confidence. Art students will also find this book extremely valuable.

Synopsis:

Reprints a noted landscape painter's early-twentieth-century work detailing the theory and technical aspects of perspective and presenting numerous practice exercises.

Synopsis:

Enjoyable, profusely illustrated guide covers depth, perspective of sky and sea, shadows, and many more topics not usually covered. 391 diagrams, 81 reproductions of drawings and paintings.

Table of Contents

PART I NATURE'S PERSPECTIVE AS SEEN AND USED DAILY BY PAINTERS

I. THE PRINCIPLE OF PERSPECTIVE IN THEORY

    Visual rays

    Tracing on glass

    Perspective terms

II. THE RULES OF PERSPECTIVE AND THEIR APPLICATION

    Receding lines

III. DEPTHS

    Division of lines

    Inclined planes

    Squares

    Diagonals

IV. THE USE OF PLANS IN SKETCHING FORESHORTENED SURFACES

    Squares

    Pavements

    Rooms

    Concentric squares

V. INCLINED PLANES

    Steps

    Staircases

VI. INCLINED PLANES-continued

    Roads

    Doorways

    Walls

    Hayfields

    Cornfields

    Seashore

VII. THE CIRCLE

    From below

    In a square

    Parallel

    Concentric

VIII. THE CIRCLE-continued

    Wheels

    Steps

    Columns

    Rooms

    Niches

    Towers

IX. ARCHES

    How to draw them

    Bridges

    Groined roofs

X. HOW TO DRAW CURVES BY STRAIGHT LINES

    Bridges

    Flowers

    Foliage

    Water

    Heads

    Figures

XI. ARCHITECTURE OF THE VILLAGE

    Roofs

    Gables

    Windows

    Chimneys

    Church

    Towers

    Battlements

    Steeple

    Composite pyramid

XII. "CONCERNING DOMES, TURRETS AND STEEPLES"

    Octagonal steeple on square tower

    Tower and steeple

    Composite Domes

XIII. PERSPECTIVE OF THE SKY AND SEA

    Sky

    Clouds

    Smoke

    Sea

    Distant objects

XIV. PERSPECTIVE OF REFLECTIONS

    Water

    Inclined planes

    Distant objects

    A punt

    Arches

    Rippled water

    In a mirror

    Refraction

XV. PERSPECTIVE OF SHADOWS

    From the sun

    Sun in front

    Sun behind

    On one side

    Artificial light

XVI. PAVEMENTS

    "Tiles: Square, Ornamental"

    Concentric squares

    Octagonal

    Hexagon

    Lozenge

XVII. PERSPECTIVE OF BOATS AND SHIPPING

    Guiding points for curves

    The sketch plan

    Correct distances

    Effect of distance

XVIII. PERSPECTIVE FROM UNUSUAL POINTS OF VIEW

    From a bridge

    From an airship

    Looking at the sky

    Position of the painter

    Mural painting

    "Objects near to, in confined spaces"

PART II PERSPECTIVE AS PRACTISED BY OTHER NATIONS AND AT OTHER TIMES

XIX. PERSPECTIVE IN GREEK AND ROMAN AND OTHER PAINTINGS

    Greek

    Roman

    Egyptian

    Early Italian

    Italian and Dutch Schools

XX. PERSPECTIVE IN SOME FRENCH AND ENGLISH PAINTINGS

    Engraving

    Book illustrating

    Painting of ships

XXI. NOTES ON THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE JAPANESE

PART III MECHANICAL PERSPECTIVE

XXII. MECHANICAL PERSPECTIVE: INTRODUCTION

    Architecture

    Plan and elevation

    Heights

XXIII. MECHANICAL PERSPECTIVE-continued

    To find the depth of a house

    Practical and mechanical perspective

    Perspective of a ship

APPENDIX.

I. Enlarging a sketch

II. To divide a line in given proportions

III. To transfer the division of a line

  To estimate the measurements of a canvas proportionately larger or smaller

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486224879
Author:
Cole, Rex V.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Cole, Rex V.
Author:
Vicat Cole
Author:
Art Instruction
Author:
Rex
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Perspective
Subject:
Drawing - General
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
Art - Drawing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction & Reference Books
Series Volume:
v. 26
Publication Date:
19760631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.7 lb

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Enjoyable, profusely illustrated guide covers depth, perspective of sky and sea, shadows, and many more topics not usually covered. 391 diagrams, 81 reproductions of drawings and paintings.
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